Transcat Operating Income Increases 49% on 8% Revenue Growth for Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter

Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRNS) (Transcat or the Company), a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory instrument services and value-added distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended September 29, 2018 (the second quarter) of fiscal year 2019, which ends March 30, 2019 (fiscal 2019). Reported results include one month of the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Angels Instrumentation, Inc. (Angels) effective August 31, 2018.

Lee D. Rudow, President and CEO, commented, Our second quarter performance demonstrates the solid execution of our strategic plan. As expected, both of our operating segments turned in solid results with strong organic revenue growth. We were especially pleased with the 9% organic revenue growth we achieved in our U.S. operations Service segment. And, when combined with our inherent operating leverage, we measurably enhanced our profitability. We are also encouraged with the early results and outlook from our Angels acquisition, which broadens our geographic footprint and enhances our Service value proposition.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Review (Results are compared with the second quarter of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 (fiscal 2018))

($ in thousands)Change
FY19 Q2FY18 Q2$’s%
Service Revenue$19,902$18,239$1,663



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Distribution Sales$18,977$17,688$1,289




Gross Profit$9,139$8,154$985


Gross Margin



Operating Income$2,176$1,458$718


Operating Margin



Net Income$1,488$781$707


Net Margin



Adjusted EBITDA*$4,015$3,297$718


Adjusted EBITDA* Margin



*See Note 1 on page 4 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 9 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.

Transcat achieved consolidated revenue growth of 8.2%, or 7.4% if excluding acquired revenue of $0.3 million. Gross margin expanded 80 basis points. Total operating expenses were up $0.3 million to $7.0 million, which reflected the Companys continued investment in operating infrastructure and operational excellence initiatives; however, as a percent of revenue, operating costs were down 70 basis points to 17.9%. As a result, operating income increased 49.2% and operating margin increased 150 basis points to 5.6%. The effective tax rate decreased to 24.9% from 34.2%, largely due to lower U.S. federal tax rates from the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Net income nearly doubled and diluted earnings per share increased to $0.20 from $0.11.

Service segment delivers strong organic growth while focusing on productivity enhancements

Represents the accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory instrument services business (51% of total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2019).

($ in thousands)Change
FY19 Q2FY18 Q2$’s%
Service Segment Revenue$19,902$18,239$1,663


Gross Profit$4,807$4,320$487


Gross Margin



Operating Income$1,125$790$335


Operating Margin



Adjusted EBITDA*$2,414$2,069$345


Adjusted EBITDA* Margin



*See Note 1 on page 4 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 9 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.

Excluding acquired revenue of $0.3 million, the Service segment had organic growth of 7.6%. Higher revenue was the result of new business from the life sciences market and growth in general industrial manufacturing. On a trailing twelve-month basis, Service segment revenue was $80.0 million, an 8.5% improvement compared with the trailing twelve-month period ending with the prior-year second quarter.

Segment operating margin improved 140 basis points due to the inherent operating leverage in the segment and the negative impact from Hurricanes Harvey and Maria in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. The Company estimated that impact to fiscal year 2018s second quarter was between 40 and 90 basis points of operating margin.

Distribution segment generated strong gross and operating profit performance

Represents the sale and rental of new and used professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation (49% of total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2019).

($ in thousands)Change
FY19 Q2FY18 Q2$’s%
Distribution Segment Sales$18,977$17,688$1,289


Gross Profit$4,332$3,834$498


Gross Margin



Operating Income$1,051$668$383


Operating Margin



Adjusted EBITDA*$1,601$1,228$373


Adjusted EBITDA* Margin



*See Note 1 on page 4 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 9 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.

The Distribution sales increase reflected higher demand from core industrial customers and increased rental revenue of 15% to $1.0 million year-over-year. Distribution gross margin increased 110 basis points due to the mix of products sold, the timing of certain vendor rebates, and pricing initiatives that were implemented as part of the Companys ongoing operational excellence program. Segment operating margin expanded 170 basis points.

Six Month Review (Results are compared with the first six months of fiscal 2018)

Total revenue increased 4.6%, or $3.3 million, to $75.5 million, primarily due to the factors described above in the second quarter fiscal 2019 review. Consolidated gross profit was up $1.4 million, or 8.4%, to $18.3 million, and gross margin expanded 90 basis points to 24.2%. Operating expenses increased $0.1 million to $14.1 million as the Company continued to invest in its operating infrastructure and operational excellence initiatives. However, as a percentage of total revenue, consolidated operating expenses were 18.6%, down 80 basis points. As a result, operating income increased $1.3 million or 46.4%, and operating margin expanded 160 basis points to 5.6%.

Net income was $2.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared with $1.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA was $7.9 million, or 10.4% of revenue, compared with $6.7 million, or 9.2% of revenue. See Note 1 on page 4 for a description of this non-GAAP financial measure and page 9 for the Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Overview

Transcat acquired substantially all of the assets of Angels effective August 31, 2018. The purchase price was $4.7 million, before purchase agreement holdbacks of $1.0 million, and was funded with debt and cash generated from operations. At September 29, 2018, the Company had total debt of $25.3 million, with $17.7 million available under its secured revolving credit facility. The Companys leverage ratio, as defined in its credit agreement, was 1.34 at September 29, 2018, compared with 1.40 at fiscal 2018 year-end. Year-to-date net cash provided by operating activities was $4.9 million, up from $1.7 million in the prior-year period.

Capital expenditures were $3.7 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Investments were primarily for assets for the Companys rental business and customer-driven expansion of Service segment capabilities.


Mr. Rudow added, Our team is executing well. Distribution continues to show strength in both top-line and margins. And, our Services business is continuing to capture market share as our quality, full service capabilities and geographic breadth address our customers needs. The Angels integration is on track and our pipeline of other acquisition opportunities continues to be robust. Our goal is to drive double-digit Service segment revenue growth.

Our strengthened margin profile shows the strong operating leverage inherent in our business. In addition, we continue to capitalize on the synergies that exist between our two business segments “ a component of our value proposition that we believe is unique in our industry. Looking further out, we are making early strides with our operational excellence initiatives, and believe these efforts will be more meaningful drivers of profitability in the next year or two. Through productivity and automation efficiencies, we believe we can improve the earnings power of Transcat and continue to create a strong foundation upon which to grow revenue and profits.

Transcat expects its income tax rate to range between 25% and 27% for full year fiscal 2019.

The Company continues to expect to invest $7.0 million to $7.5 million in capital expenditures during fiscal 2019. Capital investments will be primarily focused on technology infrastructure to drive operational excellence and organic growth opportunities within both operating segments, and for rental pool assets.

Webcast and Conference Call

Transcat will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Management will review the financial and operating results for the second quarter, as well as the Companys strategy and outlook. A question and answer session will follow the formal discussion. The review will be accompanied by a slide presentation, which will be available at The conference call can be accessed by calling (201) 689-8471. Alternatively, the webcast can be monitored at

A telephonic replay will be available from 2:00 p.m. ET on the day of the call through Wednesday, October 31, 2018. To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter conference ID number 13683727, or access the webcast replay at, where a transcript will be posted once available.

NOTE 1 “ Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting net income, a U.S. generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP) measure, we present Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and non-cash stock-based compensation expense), which is a non-GAAP measure. The Companys management believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to evaluate and compare the performance of its core operations from period to period by removing the impact of the capital structure (interest), tangible and intangible asset base (depreciation and amortization), taxes, and stock-based compensation expense, which is not always commensurate with the reporting period in which it is included. As such, the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of performance when evaluating its business segments and as a basis for planning and forecasting. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and is not calculated through the application of GAAP. As such, it should not be considered as a substitute for the GAAP measure of net income and, therefore, should not be used in isolation of, but in conjunction with, the GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may produce results that vary from the GAAP measure and may not be comparable to a similarly defined non-GAAP measure used by other companies. See the attached Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table on page 9.


Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory instrument services. The Company is focused on providing best-in-class services and products to highly regulated industries, including life science, aerospace and defense, pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing and biotechnology. Transcat provides permanent and periodic on-site services, mobile calibration services and in-house services through 21 Calibration Service Centers strategically located across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The breadth and depth of measurement parameters addressed by Transcats ISO/IEC 17025 scopes of accreditation are believed to be the best in the industry.

Transcat also operates as a leading value-added distributor that markets, sells and rents new and used national and proprietary brand instruments to customers primarily in North America. The Company believes its combined Service and Distribution segment offerings, experience, technical expertise and integrity create a unique and compelling value proposition for its customers.

Transcats growth strategy is to leverage the complimentary nature of its two operating segments, its comprehensive service capabilities, strong brand, enhanced e-commerce capabilities and leading distribution platform to drive organic sales growth. The Company will also look to expand its addressable calibration market through acquisitions and capability investments to further realize its inherent leverage of its business model.

More information about Transcat can be found at:

Safe Harbor Statement

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(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

Second Quarter EndedSix Months Ended
September 29,September 23,September 29,September 23,
Service Revenue$19,902$18,239$39,227$36,721
Distribution Sales18,97717,68836,31035,485
Total Revenue38,87935,92775,53772,206
Cost of Service Revenue15,09513,91929,50127,765
Cost of Distribution Sales14,64513,85427,78427,596
Total Cost of Revenue29,74027,77357,28555,361
Gross Profit9,1398,15418,25216,845
Selling, Marketing and Warehouse Expenses4,0204,0058,0528,097
Administrative Expenses2,9432,6915,9995,879
Total Operating Expenses6,9636,69614,05113,976
Operating Income2,1761,4584,2012,869
Interest and Other Expense, net195271420543
Income Before Income Taxes1,9811,1873,7812,326
Provision for Income Taxes493406865689
Net Income$1,488$781$2,916$1,637
Basic Earnings Per Share$0.21$0.11$0.41$0.23
Average Shares Outstanding7,2007,1317,1877,102
Diluted Earnings Per Share$0.20$0.11$0.39$0.23
Average Shares Outstanding7,5207,2867,4867,242



(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)

September 29,March 31,
Current Assets:
Accounts Receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $300
and $296 as of September 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, respectively24,05324,684
Other Receivables1,6231,361
Inventory, net14,16112,651
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets1,2271,240
Total Current Assets41,63540,513
Property and Equipment, net19,59117,091
Intangible Assets, net6,1975,505
Other Assets870973
Total Assets$102,413$96,822
Current Liabilities:
Accounts Payable$12,903$13,535
Accrued Compensation and Other Liabilities5,1605,240
Income Taxes Payable624232
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt2,1432,143
Total Current Liabilities20,83021,150
Long-Term Debt23,15320,707
Deferred Tax Liability1,7081,709
Other Liabilities1,8561,908
Total Liabilities47,54745,474
Shareholders’ Equity:
Common Stock, par value $0.50 per share, 30,000,000 shares authorized;
7,201,589 and 7,155,050 shares issued and outstanding
as of September 29, 2018 and March 31, 2018, respectively3,6013,578
Capital in Excess of Par Value15,59914,965
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss(274)(281)
Retained Earnings35,94033,086
Total Shareholders’ Equity54,86651,348
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$102,413$96,822



(In Thousands)


For the Six Months Ended

September 29,September 23,
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net Income$2,916$1,637
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided
by Operating Activities:
Loss on Sale of Property and Equipment625
Deferred Income Taxes(1)41
Depreciation and Amortization3,0672,984
Provision for Accounts Receivable and Inventory Reserves74203
Stock-Based Compensation Expense606831
Changes in Assets and Liabilities:
Accounts Receivable and Other Receivables856760
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets101(145)
Accounts Payable(706)(1,747)
Accrued Compensation and Other Liabilities(1,271)(1,458)
Income Taxes Payable389(456)
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities4,8651,655
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Purchase of Property and Equipment(3,703)(3,942)
Proceeds from Sale of Property and Equipment6
Business Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(3,614)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities(7,317)(3,936)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from Revolving Credit Facility, net3,5173,110
Repayments of Term Loan(1,071)(714)
Issuance of Common Stock132761
Repurchase of Common Stock(143)(344)
Stock Option Redemption(90)
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities2,4352,723
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash11(659)
Net Decrease in Cash(6)(217)
Cash at Beginning of Period577842
Cash at End of Period$571$625


Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation Table

(Dollars in thousands)


Fiscal 2019


Net Income$1,428$1,488$2,916
+ Interest Expense206197403
+ Other Expense / (Income)19(2)17
+ Tax Provision372493865
Operating Income$2,025$2,176$4,201
+ Depreciation & Amortization1,5671,5003,067
+ Other (Expense) / Income(19)2(17)
+ Noncash Stock Compensation269337606
Adjusted EBITDA$3,842$4,015$7,857

Segment Breakdown

Service Operating Income$1,068$1,125$2,193
+ Depreciation & Amortization1,1891,1162,305
+ Other (Expense) / Income(13)(1)(14)
+ Noncash Stock Compensation146174320
Service Adjusted EBITDA$2,390$2,414$4,804
Distribution Operating Income$957$1,051$2,008
+ Depreciation & Amortization378384762
+ Other (Expense) / Income(6)3(3)
+ Noncash Stock Compensation123163286
Distribution Adjusted EBITDA$1,452$1,601$3,053

Fiscal 2018

Net Income$856$781$1,831$2,454$5,922
+ Interest Expense2362812502511,018
+ Other Expense / (Income)36(10)61(27)60
+ Tax Provision2834065128252,026
Operating Income$1,411$1,458$2,654$3,503$9,026
+ Depreciation & Amortization1,4871,4971,5431,4645,991
+ Other (Expense) / Income(36)10(61)27(60)
+ Noncash Stock Compensation4993322643161,411
Adjusted EBITDA$3,361$3,297$4,400$5,310$16,368

Segment Breakdown

Service Operating Income$885$790$1,063$2,420$5,158
+ Depreciation & Amortization1,1101,1071,1261,0544,397
+ Other (Expense) / Income(28)4(45)8(61)
+ Noncash Stock Compensation249168134155706
Service Adjusted EBITDA$2,216$2,069$2,278$3,637$10,200
Distribution Operating Income$526$668$1,591$1,083$3,868
+ Depreciation & Amortization3773904174101,594
+ Other (Expense) / Income(8)6(16)191
+ Noncash Stock Compensation250164130161705
Distribution Adjusted EBITDA$1,145$1,228$2,122$1,673$6,168


Additional Information – Business Segment Data

(Dollars in thousands)


SERVICEFY 2019 Q2FY 2018 Q2$’s%
Service Revenue$19,902$18,239$1,6639.1%
Cost of Revenue$15,095$13,919$1,1768.4%
Gross Profit$4,807$4,320$48711.3%
Gross Margin24.2%23.7%
Selling, Marketing & Warehouse Expenses$2,031$2,146$(115)(0.5%)
General and Administrative Expenses$1,651$1,384$26719.3%
Operating Income$1,125$790$33542.4%
% of Revenue5.7%4.3%
DISTRIBUTIONFY 2019 Q2FY 2018 Q2$’s%
Distribution Sales$18,977$17,688$1,2897.3%
Cost of Sales$14,645$13,854$7915.7%
Gross Profit$4,332$3,834$49813.0%
Gross Margin22.8%21.7%
Selling, Marketing & Warehouse Expenses$1,989$1,859$1307.0%
General and Administrative Expenses$1,292$1,307$(15)(1.1%)
Operating Income$1,051$668$38357.3%
% of Sales5.5%3.8%
TOTALFY 2019 Q2FY 2018 Q2$’s%
Total Revenue$38,879$35,927$2,9528.2%
Total Cost of Revenue$29,740$27,773$1,9677.1%
Gross Profit$9,139$8,154$98512.1%
Gross Margin23.5%22.7%
Selling, Marketing & Warehouse Expenses$4,020$4,005$150.4%
General and Administrative Expenses$2,943$2,691$2529.4%
Operating Income$2,176$1,458$71849.2%
% of Revenue5.6%4.1%


Additional Information – Business Segment Data

(Dollars in thousands)


Service Revenue$39,227$36,721$2,5066.8%
Cost of Revenue$29,501$27,765$1,7366.3%
Gross Profit$9,726$8,956$7708.6%
Gross Margin24.8%24.4%
Selling, Marketing & Warehouse Expenses$4,131$4,218$(87)(2.1%)
General and Administrative Expenses$3,402$3,063$33911.1%
Operating Income$2,193$1,675$51830.9%
% of Revenue5.6%4.6%
Distribution Sales$36,310$35,485$8252.3%
Cost of Sales$27,784$27,596$1880.7%
Gross Profit$8,526$7,889$6378.1%
Gross Margin23.5%22.2%
Selling, Marketing & Warehouse Expenses$3,921$3,879$421.1%
General and Administrative Expenses$2,597$2,816$(219)(7.8%)
Operating Income$2,008$1,194$81468.2%
% of Sales5.5%3.4%
TOTALFY 2019 YTDFY 2018 YTD$’s%
Total Revenue$75,537$72,206$3,3314.6%
Total Cost of Revenue$57,285$55,361$1,9243.5%
Gross Profit$18,252$16,845$1,4078.4%
Gross Margin24.2%23.3%
Selling, Marketing & Warehouse Expenses$8,052$8,097$(45)(0.6%)
General and Administrative Expenses$5,999$5,879$1202.0%
Operating Income$4,201$2,869$1,33246.4%
% of Revenue5.6%4.0%

Transcat, Inc.
Michael J. Tschiderer, 585-563-5766
Financial Officer
[email protected]
K. Pawlowski, Investor Relations, 716-843-3908
[email protected]